With the addition of 947 homes, the revised plans for Beam Park will now deliver 3,947 new homes

L&Q and Countryside Partnerships, a subsidiary of Vistry Group, have obtained planning consent to deliver an additional 947 homes on the derelict site of a former Ford car manufacturing plant in Rainham, Essex.

Beam Park revised masterplan

Source: Patel Taylor

Beam Park’s revised masterplan

The new plans are part of the Beam Park regeneration scheme, worth over £1bn. When combined with the two previously completed phases, the development will deliver 3,947 homes, with half of them designated as affordable housing. 

The initial two phases of Beam Park, situated within the London Borough of Havering, have already seen the delivery of 828 homes. 

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Phases B-G of Beam Park are the final phases for the wider development and are due for completion by 2035.

Vistry and L&Q are providing community facilities in these phases including a new nursery, medical centre, retail spaces and a primary school.

The latest designs from architects Patel Taylor also include a brand-new 2.5-hectare public park on the western side of Beam Park.

The combined Section 106 contributions from Vistry and L&Q are set to reach £12m. This includes a £900,000 increase in bus route contributions to Transport for London (TfL).

The revised planning application will also enhance pedestrian and cycle routes within Beam Park, encouraging residents to prioritise active travel.

Vistry and L&Q have said they remain dedicated to working with the Greater London Authority (GLA), the London Borough of Havering, and other national stakeholders to ensure the successful delivery of the Beam Park station.

Network Rail is currently conducting additional technical work, which is expected to continue throughout most of 2024.

Stephen Teagle, CEO of Countryside Partnerships, said: “Together with our partners L&Q we are delighted to have received approval for our revised plans for the final phases of Beam Park, which will build on the incredible transformation that has taken place so far on the first two phases of development.

“Our revised plans for Beam Park will optimise the site’s capacity for housing delivery, and with 50% of all homes being affordable, will make a significant contribution to meeting local housing needs and towards Barking & Dagenham’s housing targets. We are committed to playing our part in improving housing affordability in the area.

“Importantly the planning consent means that we can bring forward the early delivery of 500 quality new homes at Beam Park, with a variety of designs and we will also be providing community facilities for the use of local people as part of our commitment to placemaking.”